Auckland Council secures new regional parkland
3 December 2012
Auckland Council secures new regional
The Auckland Council has purchased 29.5
hectares of land at Pakiri (north east of Warkworth) as an
addition to the existing regional parkland.
is largely low-lying pasture on Pakiri River Road, the main
road leading to Pakiri Beach, and offers opportunities to
enhance access the existing regional parkland.
Brown says securing parkland and providing access to coastal
areas is vital as Auckland grows.
“Nearby Warkworth is
identified in the Auckland Plan as a satellite town which
will experience significant population growth as an
employment and service hub for the north.
therefore vital that we plan for future growth with the
provision of public open space and also ensure the
protection of our natural environment,” he
Councillor Sandra Coney, Chair of the Auckland
Council Parks, Recreation and Heritage Forum says this was a
strategic purchase that ensures this parkland can be
developed to its full potential in the future.
property provides a link between the road and the existing
beach-front block of parkland.
“It has potential for
back-to-basics camping, car parking facilities and vehicle
“Pakiri Beach is one of the most beautiful
beaches in the country, with white sands, great surf and
spectacular views from the cliff-top parkland overlooking
the beach,” she says.
Development of this land will be
considered as part of the future concept planning for the
parkland at Pakiri and will be subject to public
consultation and engagement with manawhenua.
was purchased for $1.2 million from the council’s parks
acquisition fund, money set aside specifically for parks
purchases. The Auckland Council will take ownership of the
property from 1 July
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